This past Monday on WWE RAW, it was announced that John Cena will defend the WWE championship against Triple H and Shawn Michaels in a triple threat match at Survivor Series next month. Again, WWE is giving the fans the same thing they have been shoving down our throats for the past five years. Somehow, Triple H finds himself in the main event at one of the biggest pay per views of the year once again. The addition of Shawn Michaels to the picture and a possible DX rift is a new idea, but come on! I, for one, am sick and tired of seeing main events at pay per views that ALWAYS contain John Cena, Triple H, or Randy Orton.
WWE has made it clear that developing new Superstars is a main concern of theirs as of late. They attempted to build some of the younger guys at Bragging Rights and did an okay job with a few of them, but nothing spectacular. So why just abandon the effort that was put in and resort back to the same old contenders that have been regurgitated over the past few years? It seems to me that WWE is afraid to give their full support to developing younger talent. They are afraid they might not draw and business will suffer. Business is suffering enough as it is right now for them. Maybe fans are sick and tired of seeing rehashed storylines with the same old Superstars. Maybe a change, any change, is what is needed.
Triple H and Cena had an above average match together on RAW a few weeks back. From a storyline standpoint, Triple H’s clean victory earned him a shot at the title. So how does HBK fit in here? What has Michaels done since he has returned except take the heat in almost every tag team match he has been in? HBK could instead be used in a singles storyline to help get a younger star over. What about Ted DiBiase’s win over Orton a few weeks ago? Make him the third participant in the triple threat match. Not only are you adding someone new, but you are building a new star and setting him up for a big feud with Randy Orton. The crowd ate up DiBiase’s potential face turn a few weeks ago. Give him the opportunity to be a main eventer and see where it goes. What’s the worse that could happen? Buy rates drop even lower than where they are now? Highly unlikely. They are pretty bad as it is.
As the old saying goes, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. Well Vince, the WWE Title picture has been broken for a while and it’s time you try and fix it. Sure the kids love Cena and DX, but they don’t need to be in the main event time and time again in order for a PG audience to eat up their silly antics. Keep them on the card and on TV. Their merchandise will sell and kids’ parents will buy them tickets to come see them in person. It is now time to create the next John Cena. Guys like Kofi, Swagger, Bourne, DiBiase, and Rhodes are waiting for their shot. It is worth giving someone new a chance to shine in the spotlight, especially now with TNA breathing down your neck with everything they have done over the past few days. Something new and fresh needs to be given to the fans in order to prevent them from changing the channel. All of the above mentioned guys are WWE groomed. Take a shot on your investment and see if it pays off. Chances are, it will.
Dom Vitalli is originally from Upstate New York and currently resides in Phoenix, AZ. He is a die hard New York Yankees fan and currently wrestles for various independent wrestling promotions throughout the state of Arizona. You can follow the life and times of Dom “The Bomb” Vitalli at www.myspace.com/goldglove2b.
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